It's nearly ten years since iconic British car manufacturers made their last sports car, this week they made the surprise announcement that they will return to the market. The company who were once the third largest sports car manufacturer in the world ceased production in 2006. Together with a new management team and Gordon Murray Design they have developed a brand new car.
Edgar and Gordon Murray
The new car will be a two-seater sports car, continuing with TVR’s tradition, it will also feature a composite ground effect aero chassis and body package using Gordon Murray Design’s innovative iStream® technology. The sports car will also have a TVR DNA front engine with rear wheel drive and a manual transmission powered by a normally aspirated, dry-sumped, V8 engine, developed and engineered by Cosworth.
Production of the new sports car will begin from 2017, with more details and images to be released later this year. All of the new cars will be produced in the UK and will be offered at competitive market prices.
A 1989 TVR Tasmin and a TVR Sagaris
Les Edgar and partners acquired the business in 2013 and set about reinstating this iconic British brand. Speaking of new TVR model the Chairman said: We know that a new TVR has to be better than just good – it has to be outstanding. From the outset we only wanted to work with the best partners in the business, and both Gordon Murray’s and Cosworth’s track records within motor sport and high performance car design and engineering speaks for themselves. Gordon Murray Design and Cosworth are the perfect partners for TVR and together, we will deliver a truly exceptional new car.”